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that are often applied or imposed in connection with donations to, for example, the united way, the newtown savings bank that are planning to provide supportive work for the families and of course cover some of the funeral expenses, i understand. but, really, the thoughts and support for measures that will accomplish real change, i think, is one good way to honor the memory of these innocent victims and the more support we receive, the more congressmen hear from their constituents, the stronger we will be in accomplishing these goals. >> senator richard blumenthal of connecticut, senator, thanks very much for coming in. our heart goes to out everyone in connecticut, so many people have suffered. we appreciate your joining us. >> thank you. >>> we'll take a quick break. much more from newtown. much more on the n.r.a.'s proposal to put guns in every american school when we come back. t a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. c
a landmark report, "gun control in the united states: a survey of state firearm laws." she is joining us today from san francisco. rebecca, welcome to "democracy now!" from newtown to new town, where the similarity. gun lovers in the united states, hunters and gun lovers in austria, at this moment shattered all of that in australia. explain what happened afterwards. >> in australia at the time, it was a country -- and still is a country where hunting is an important activity. australia went olympic medals in shooting. australia is a high premium placed on rustic masculinity. it has some similarities with the u.s.. another similarity is we had had in the previous couple of decades occasionally mass shootings, about once a year we had a mass shooting. on each occasion, there's a lot of talk about the gun laws, and politicians similar to hear, avoiding the issue saying, "well, we need to look at family values and mental health" and everything else, basically, been too frightened to do anything about the gun laws. the gun lobby always the -- to hurtothreatens politically. the anchor in the p
a little sense of this newtown that maybe our viewers around the united states and the world are not familiar with this part of connecticut and this town. >> it is very remote. earlier today when this was breaking, i described it as off the grid. very remote and rural. gently rolling hilling and thick wooded areas and large properties that are few and far between the pous hows and spread out. definitely the kind of place you would say you could never imagine it happening here. a lot of people say that, but this is not the kind of place you would think something would happen like this. not only that, it's remote in the sense that yes, some people who live here do commute to new york city for work, but it's a long commute. i commute an hour every day to where i live and this is a solid hour and a half. it's a longer commute, but the people who live here live here for the safety and the security and the terrific school system. this is what you hear over and over. we came here because it's the place to be save and secure and ensure our children are going to have a great upbringin
right. that's how as a society we will be judged. >> washington today the united states senate observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and six adults who were murdered here in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. >> i now ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> but united states senators are not being silent now about gun control. they are already taking up the challenge. president obama issued when he spoke to the grieving newtown community here last night. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end, and to end them we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators i
. >> a powerful, very moving interfaith prayer vigil here in newtown, connecticut. we heard from the clergy, from various religions, religions of the united states of america. we heard, of course, from the president of the united states, and he vowed after the senseless murders in arizona, in colorado, in wisconsin, and now here in connecticut, he vowed that he would do whatever his office would allow him to do, whatever powers he now has, to try to make sure this does not happen again. and he will work diligently in that area. anderson cooper, we watched these faiths, they were well representative. we can only hope and pray that those who now mourn will get at least a little bit of comfort from what we just saw. >> and the president toward the end of his remarks asking if we are, all of us as a society, doing all we can to protect our children. he said he felt we are not and he said we can do better. very powerful words from president obama ending this ceremony, and now people in the audience greeting one another, hugging one another. first responders are still inside. wolf, very moving moment w
he heard the news of that which had befallen this community. i assured him that connecticut, newtown, and sandy hook are strong, and i welcomed him on your behalf to our community. i now introduce the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you, governor. to all the families, first responders, to the community of newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us do not lose heart. though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. for light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. for we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from god, an eternal house in heaven not built by human hands. we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in america. here in newtown, i c
school shooting in newtown, connecticut, so many people across the country, around the world really, have been asking how can i help? the united way of western connecticut has set up a fund to provide support services for those affected by the tragedy. they have now raised $3 million. that is incredible. joining me now are two leaders of this fund-raising effort. will rogers, a selectman of newtown and kim morgan, ceo of united way of western connecticut. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> $3 million, an incredible milestone. and you will raise so much more in the coming weeks and months. i know there has been a debate about how to distribute these funds. kim what is the latest thinking on that? >> when we started the fund, it was a way to be a guardian. our intent is to turn the funds over to the community and let them decide. >> the families as well, right? >> they are a cross section of the community input, yes. but the fund was soliset solici as an undes ignated fund. we are trying to be as broad as possible. >> what are some of the suggestions floating
has gone too far. they are calling to have more been deported from the united states, the by thousands of americans, all because of his views advocating gun control after the newtown, connecticut, massacre, that killed 26 people. some hit back, saying he was attacking the right of american citizens. and some are meeting the president for the second day on a visit to damascus. there was no indication of progress towards a negotiated solution to the conflict, it was said the constitution situation is still going. a report. >> a small corner of the violence that is ravaging syria every day. this is the look at a town in the north. activists maimed seven women -- named seven women and two children they say died in the rubble after bombs were dropped by aircraft. there was even greater carnage further south. a town was attacked by rebels just a few days earlier, and activists said the regime struck back with jets, firing rockets at a bread line near the bakery. the regime said its army struck back at rebel fighters year, killing and injuring many of them. hardly a good moment for the peace
before but it's newtown. we don't know if there's any injuries but they are deploying units and cnn is sending crews and our affiliates are sending crews as well. they are en route to an elementary school in newtown. we are working our sources and our affiliates there in the area to try to figure out what is going on. as you know, law enforcement -- and we do here at cnn and all news organizations take it very seriously any time there are reports of a gun or shots fired at a school, elementary, junior high school, college, what have you. and that's what we are doing right now, checking on that for you. we're getting some information in. our producers are gathering it for us. we'll be back with the very latest on the other side of this break. don't go anywhere. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp
of that individual. the scene is secured. newtown police officers, state police, major crime units of western district and central district have responded and are working with several agencies to process this scene. it is not a simplistic scene as you can certainly understand. we need to establish identity, document the entire scene and simply stated, answer every single question surrounding exactly how and why this incident occurred. as the governor said, we will be here through the night and the weekend and we're not putting a time stamp on this as to when we'll complete this project. we'll work with the medical examiner's office, establish positive identification and a great deal of work to be done here at the school. again, very brief questions but understand that this is an active ongoing case and many things we cannot and will not discuss at this time. yes, sir? >> told there's two other crime scenes of the suspect's father-in-law and mother-in-law. >> there is a secondary crime scene here in newtown. that is, in fact, correct. there is an adult deceased at that location. i can't discus
't believe we're comparing this with some of the worst tragedies in the united states. the columbine, the virginia shooting." >>catherine: tonight --- vigils are being held across the country for the shooting victims. this is one of them -- happening right now in new-town connecticut - where it all happened. with details on the scene of the crime - grant lodes is here with the latest. grant? >> here's a map of the school. very rural area.in indications are the gunman came in the main entrance here. he entered two rooms in the school.started shooting. the principal.assistant principal and school psychologist were meeting in this area here. when they heard the gun-fire.they came out into the hallway. all three were shot. a total of 20 children and 6 adults died in the shooting.not far from the school. is the suspect's home.where he reportedly lived with this mother. sources say the suspect shot his mother early this morning before going to the school and killing 26 people there. meanwhile.two states away.police today are questioning the suspect's brother uin hoboken new jersey. polcie
sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. the president of the united states will be speaking on this issue at 3:15 p.m. eastern from the white house press briefing room. we'll have live coverage of that. we're also awaiting remarks from the governor of connecticut, dannel malloy. much more coming up. we're following the breaking news, a horrific, horrific story, one of the largest mass killings in a school in the united states, in u.s. history, the story is unfolding right now. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> you are looking at images that we are now multiple hours into this horrific, horrific crime that has happened in this small sleepy new england town of newtown, connecticut. at this elementary school, the call came in to 911 around 9:30 this morning,
. president obama has vowed to take action against gun violence in the united states following the shooting rampage that left 27 people dead, including 20 young children, in newtown, connecticut. all of the children are aged 6 and 7. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, shot his mother dead at their home before driving to the sandy hook elementary school and forcing his way inside. armed with high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, lanza shot up to first grade classrooms before taking his own life as police arrived at the scene. lanza still had hundreds of additional rounds of ammo and another weapon in his car, suggesting he would carry out more shootings had the police not closed again. 12 of the victims were girls, eight were boys. all six of the adult victims were women. the school victims all appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. connecticut's chief medical examiner, dr. wayne carver, called the crime scene the worst he had ever witnessed. >> i have been at this for a third of a century, and my sensibilities may not be the average man, but thi
. he knows. >> can you tell me a little bit about newtown, the size and proximity to what other people in the united states might gleam from it, if you can give us a description of your town? >> it's a small town, very large square miles but low population. it's a very quiet town. great sense of community and the schools are very highly rated. >> all right. i want to just ask you to stand by, if you will. my colleague, jason carroll, has been collecting more information. >> i think we have more information that may be important for parent. we're told that there is a staging area sort of i am prom tea being set up at village restaurant and pizza. apparently the parking lot there. the school is just over the hill from that location, just about a five-minute walk away from there and apparently a number of parents are gathered there trying to get information. that's being set up as some sort of informal staging area for parents trying to get information about their children about what is happening there and they are doing what they can to help this tshooting. >> elementary school, just to
a spokeswoman for the united states postal service is live with us from newtown to give me a sense of just what's happening there. christine, if you can, let me know what you're receiving. what sort of things you're seeing coming in and how much is coming in. >> we started out, ashleigh, receiving a few hundred pieces of mail. and now it's in the thousands every day. it ranges from packages to letters to cards as you say. much of it is becoming express mail. that's how important it is for people to send their love and support to the folks here in newtown to help them cope with the tragedy. >> and not to suggest with that many pieces of mail that you've been able to see. the addresses, who they're coming to, who they're coming from, but can you give me a sense of -- is this from all over the world? is it primarily from here in the united states? and who are they addressing it to? >> some of these packages and letters are addressed simply to the school to the residents of sandy hook, to the first responders, or to families of individual children. they're coming as far away as sicily, england, aus
friday in an effort to start healing. and begin moving forward. it will be a long time before newtown finds a sense of normalcy. but this unspeakable tragedy has united the town, the state of connecticut, and the entire nation. together we must work together to ensure that tragedies like these never happen again. joining me now is reverend boise kembell. board member of the national action network. he'll be leading a vigil and prayer service for the victims in connecticut tonight. i will also be speaking at the vigil. reverend, thank you for joining me. >> thank you so very much, reverend sharpton. it's a delight to be here and share with you tonight. >> how can we turn the outrage of this tragedy into political action? you lead the baptist convention there. you work with faith leaders from all kinds of religion. how do we turn the moral outrage into political action that will address the laws that can help to lead to solving situations like this? >> i think reverend, sharpton. we come here tonight in newtown to stand in solidarity with this community. we have reached out to the entir
violence in general. there have been more than 100 shooting deaths in the united states in the weeks since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. back to you. >> lauren demarco, thank you. >>> in newtown tonight, the last of the funerals for the victims of the school shooting, services were held for 7-year- old josephine gay who was born in columbia, air hand. marquez-greene was also remembered. and emily parker was buried in utah today. pink ribbons everywhere. >> and the united way of western connecticut says that the official funneled reached $2.6 million this morning. >>> as the gun policy discussion heats up across the nation a neighborhood in northeast d.c. is reeling from a doubling shooting that killed one man and left another victim critically injured. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom now with the very latest. >> reporter: that shooting happened before 2:00 this morning in the 1100 block of bladensburg road. two men were sitting in a car there when the suspect walked up and shot them both. this district detective rushed to bladensburg road after a call about a shooting came
many gathered at the edmond town hall. the united methodist church in newtown rained church bells 26 times in honor of those who lost their lives last week. >> the president has called on congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of military assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. he also asked the vice president biden to come up with a proposal by january to keep children safe. this includes addressing mental health and school safety. >> i wanted take a minute to respond and to let you know that we do here which you are same. like the majority of americans i do believe that the second to admit does allow you to bear arms. the fact is that most gun owners in america are responsible. they buy them legally and they use them safely. it is encouraging that a lot of gun owners have stepped up to prevent more tragedies like the one in newtown. the >> the president is calling on congress to ban the sale of assault style weapons and ammunition clips. he was abiding to try, with this by january. >> wall street, they joined arrest of the nation in a moment of silence. t
of the courage those teachers and that school principal in newtown summoned on friday, the cooperation and common sense prevails, then i am convinced we can make a sensible, intelligence way to make the united states of america a safer and stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. thank you. now i will let the vice president go on and i will take a few questions. ben? >> thank you, mr. president. i would like to ask about the other serious issues, the fiscal cliff. how low would you changed your position by including social security benefits in the discussion? there seems to be a deepening sense that negotiations are not going very well right now. can you give us an update? are we likely to go over the cliff? >> first of all, there's no reason why we should. remember what i said during the campaign, i thought it was important for us to reduce our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. i said it was important for us to make sure millionaires and billionaires paid their fair share. i said that we were going to have to make some tough cuts, some tough decisions on the spending side,
from newtown, connecticut, is what seems like the inevitability now that the next united states secretary of state is going to be massachusetts democratic senator john kerry. nbc news has been able to confirm that senator kerry will be nominated for that job by president obama likely sometime this week. senator kerry is not expected to face significant opposition in the senate. if he does become secretary of state, that, of course, would mean a special election in massachusetts for his senate seat. that has to happen 145 to 160 days after the seat becomes vacant. one of the mamz rising to the top of the list is a potential john kerry replacement in the senate is vicky kenny. vicky kennedy, the widow of the late senator ted kennedy. asked by local news outlets whether she might be up for this job, a spokeswoman for vicky kennedy said, "we have no comment on this at this time." in other words, stay tuned. finally, another state that has just dealt with what massachusetts is contemplating right now, the prospect of replacing a long-time senator, is the state of south carolina. toda
, in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. to show that we are together. and united. we gather in such a moment of heartbreak all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us. who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. would gather to grieve together, to care for one another, to weep and to remember, and to declare in our many voices that the darkest days of our community shall not be the final word heard from ross. -- heard from us. we will care for one another with our love and our compassion. in those early hours of the crisis, it became clear to we clergy and faith leaders here in newtown that an initial community response would be needed, that we would need to come together. and so we asked our first select woman and superintendent if it might be possible for the clergy to gather the community here at newtown high school, to continue and to begin what will be for many along journey through grief and loss. we are not here to ignore our differences or diminish our core beliefs, which
rooms around the world. we needed to be together. to show that we are together and united. we gather in such a moment of heartbreak all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us. who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. would gather to grieve together, -- we gather to grieve together, to care for one another, to weep and to remember, and to declare in our many voices that the darkest days of our community shall not be the final word heard from us. we will sigh in our sorrorws. we will care for one another with our love and our compassion. in those early hours of the crisis, it became clear to we clergy and faith leaders here in newtown that an initial community response would be needed, that we would need to come together. and so we asked our first select woman and superintendent if it might be possible for the clergy to gather the community here at newtown high school, to continue and to begin what will be for many along journey through grief and loss. -- a long journey. we are not here to ig
blitzer in newtown, connecticut. we'd like to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. today students took their first tentative steps towards some semblance of normality. most of the schools reopened but not the sandy hook elementary school. we learned today that the students of that school, the site of friday's last shooting, won't resume classes until january. also, the connecticut's medical examiner revealed that nancy lanza was shot four times in the head while she was sleeping. he also says adam lanza died of a single gunshot wound to the head fired from a handgun. significantly, the medical examiner also disclosed that he's been told lanza was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome. officials say they are working to determine whether that diagnosis was correct. our national correspondent, susan candiotti, spoke with an acquaintance of the la lanzas a she's joining us now. >> reporter: wolf, this is the home where the shooter adam lanza lived with his mother and whether police say he shot and killed his mother as she was sleeping in her bedroom. as you indi
don't know that. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no the president of the united states is attending a memorial service tonight and he is coming to the town of newtown. >> what is the security and access like for that? [ inaudible ] >> yeah the again, we don't discuss the security four the president of the united states. suffice it to say that significant security will be in place as is always the case when the president makes a visit anywhere. >> a timeframe for ms. lanza's death been established? >> no, sir. no, sir. >> no time at all? >> no timeframe has been determined. >> who's invited to the memorial? >> yes, sir. >> are you making progress you feel in determining the motive? >> certainly, we are pleased with the work that's been done so far. hopefully that helps answer that question. we are pleased with the progress that we are making. this is a very long, tedious process, which i've stated. it's going to take many, many man hours, okay, to attempt to draw this picture together, to put this puzzle together. the minute we have it, our objective here is to make sure you, you be the members
-day period, they sold 283,000 guns in the united states. >> reporter: and on thursday, the day before newtown, the michigan state legislature passed a bill that will allow concealed weapons in, among other places, schools. the governor is still deciding whether to sign it. are we headed toward an environment in this country where we have for the rest kindergarten? >> we don't need to train kindergarteners to throw pencils and back packs at armed intruders and to have a swat team in and a metal detector at every door. >> reporter: kenneth trump is president of national school safety and security services in cleveland. >> parents want to know two things. number one, what steps did you have in place to prevent an incident, and how well prepared were you to respond when a crisis occurs. many incidents can and have been prevented in school violence. and we've gotten a lot better since columbine. unfortunately there will still be those that slip through the cracks. >> the front glass has been broken and they're unsure why. >> reporter: adam lanza, it turns out, broke into sandy hook elementary scho
in the united states. our correspondent who was in japan for cnn for years and years now living in the united states covering newtown, listen to what she had to say about the comparison between those two places. >> i moved back to the u.s. this summer for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there aren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. i don't have the answer but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i have to tell you, it's the safest place i've ever lived. >> and yet, we can talk about a place that you covered as a journalist, the an toyate killings in norway, 2011, summer camp. 77 people killed most youngsters and norway is a country where it is tough to get a gun. so you can't stop this completely. but people will say if you reduce the number of guns, you'll have fewer of them. here's the thing. this is a country where i can say whatever i want. i can worship any way i want and according to the w
the bells tolled 26 times this morning in newtown, connecticut and countless other communities across the united states, noting each of the people killed at a connecticut elementary school exactly one week ago. in this morning's "wall street journal" peggy noonan tackled question how parents and children go from here. she writes, kids are often afraid of imaginary monsters like ones that supposedly live under their beds. she shares how a friend tolder, quote, what is so terrible for the little kids hear about newtown, that the dream monster is now real. joined by a group of parents, some of whom you will know as political analysts or from other fox news segments but all of whom have young children in a world where now we realize the monster is real. thank you all so much for being here. such a sad day for so many in the country. i know our viewers are feeling it because we were together a week ago exactly right now as we learned that it was in fact 18 or 20 children who had been killed. i feel it and i know you all feel it. and the question is now, a week later and on a go forward bas
in the united states following the shootings and newtown, connecticut. he said the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. the message that it sends, as he put it, schools are now the safest place to inflict the maximum amount of mayhem. we have seen statements to match it coming out of washington. that may have been the most dramatic political statement that you will see, or have seen this week. we saw a couple other things during that statement. while we were watching, we saw one protester come in and hold up a sign. while peer had to stop and then he eventually continued. >> the predators of the world know it and exploited. that must change now. the truth is -- connell: right in front of him. nra killing our kids. that is what that sign said. it was a dramatic set of statements on so many different levels. the sign was taken away. okay. we will talk more about this and so many other things going on in the world as well. let's go to washington right now. let's bring in a democratic member of congress who has been standing by. congressman rick larsen from w
, diane sawyer. >> good evening, welcome to a special edition of "world news" in newtown, connecticut, the site of a mass shooting and gunfire aimed at elementary school children. we're in front of the united methodist church where people are gathering all even long as details are still pouring in. 27 victims, 20 children, seven adults and we heard all day about the incredible response by teachers inside the school which is considered one of the leading schools in the nation. and also tonight, we have a new image of the suspected shooter, as we tell you everything we know about who did it, what kind of weapons and why. and we begin all of this with between between anchor chris cuomo and he's here with me. >> almost unimaginable scene. what we know so far is inside this elementary school, young kid process tektd by their teachers and there was one deranged man who decided to take it all away. >> this morning, the school was filled with kids concerned about christmas. then shots rang out. >> the individual i have on the phone is continuing to hear what what he believes is gun fire. >> r
with the death of children. we need to, in the name of what happened, in newtown and what's happening in chicago, to define this as the one thing this country can unite on. thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, reverend sharpton. >> still ahead, newt's got a new theory about why republicans lost. it's yet another sign the gop has learned the wrong lessons from the election. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. you kno
with me. what happened here in newtown, connecticut was a godless act, regardless of your religion, or your lack of religion. we are all united in our desire to heal the wounds of those who suffered most. egregiously here. we will talk to someone who is helping heal those wounds after this. >> back live here in new town connecticut. before i i move to the billy graham rapid response team the ministers, the pastors who have come to counsel the wounded here, the wounded in terms of their souls back to my legal panel, arthur aidala, bo dietl. what about my proposal that there be an armed cop at every school over a certain size regardless? arthur, you first? >> look, geraldo, september 11th changed the way we function as a society. right? i used to walk into an airport and 20 minutes before a flight and go on. this past thursday i had to go to federal court. i'm a lawyer. i'm fingerprinted. i is an identification card with a hologram. i had to take everything off. i mean, i kept on my shirt and my pants. my shoes, my belt, my coat. do we want our children in the freedom of the united s
united. we gather in such a moment of heart break for all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. we gather to grieve together to care for one another, to pray and embrace, to weep and to remember and to declare in our many voices that these darkest days of our community shall not be the final world heard from us. we will sigh in our sorrows, but we will also care for one another with our love and our compassion. in those early hours of this crisis it became clear to we clergy and faith leaders here in newtown that initial, an initial community response would be needed, that we would need to come together and so, we asked our first select woman and our superintendent if it might be possible for us clergy to invite the community to gather here at newtown high school to continue and to begin and to continue what will be for many a long journey through grief and loss. we are not here to ignore our differences or to diminish the core beliefs which define ou
this along to you. the united way has set up a sandy hook school fund. donations can be sent to the newtown savings bank. the address you see on your screen, newtown savings bank, 39 main street, newtown, connecticut, 06470. we are also hearing from adam lanza's family. both his brother, ryan, and his father have been questioned by police. peter lanza released this statement. "our family is grieving along with all those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy. we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too, are asking why." we're hearing from adam lanza's aunt which says she's shocked and offers a little insight into why. >> i know she had issues with school. she wound up homeschooling him, because she battled with the school district i'm not sure in what capacity. >> has he acted out? had she shared with you? >> no. >> no violence towards her? >> no. if he did, i know she wouldn't have tolerated it. >> joining us now national correspondent susan candiotti. you have been following this investigation from the very, very beginning. what more are we l
iota of the courage those teachers, that principal, and newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. >> pelley: the president also said he is reflected on his past inaction on gun control and, scott, this new agenda and the tight deadline surrounding it suggests he didn't like what he saw. >> pelley: major, thank you. as you saw, mr. obama was in the white house briefing room, which we were reminded today is named for james brady, the peres secretary previously wounded in the attempt to assassinate president reagan. the gun used in the new town attack was an ar-15 rifle. there are at least three million of them in this country. a little bit later in the broadcast, we'll talk to some of the people who collect them. in newtown today more children and a teacher were laid to rest. elaine quijano has their stories. >> reporter: firefighters from across the northeast came to honor seven-year-old daniel barden.
>>> hello. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm coming to you with live special coverage from newtown, connecticut, the scene of the horrific elementary school massacre. we want to welcome back our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're learning new information about this mass killing here in connecticut and we're learning new information about the people who were killed. 26 people shot inside the elementary school. 20 of them children. at a news conference just a little while ago here in newtown, the connecticut state police said that all of the victims now have been identified. they will be released -- they will be releasing the name shortly. we're told to be standing by. all of the bodies have been removed and they've been taken to the medical examiner's office. crime scene investigators are working around the clock. here's how they are trying to deal with what's going on. investigators say -- they spoke out a few moments ago. >> we still have major crime detectives and newtown detectives working at the scene at the school. that is not completed. that probably will not be comp
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. welcome back to newtown, connecticut, everyone. good morning. we would like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn's special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm john berman standing in front of the st. rose of lima catholic church where last night there was a large ceremony to mourn the victims lost. we're awaiting a news conference here at 8:00 a.m. eastern time in connecticut where authorities are expected to release the names of the children and adults killed at the sandy hook elementary school. 26 people killed there, 20 children, 6 adults, the mother of the victim also found dead at a separate location. i want to check in now with nick valencia in the cnn newsroom. one of them, the school principal. nick, what do we know about her? >> good morning, john. as you mentioned, i'm here at the cnn center in atlanta where we're working on gathering the latest information on the victims of this horrible tragedy, the connecticut school shooting. as you mentioned, 47-year-old principal dawn hochsprung, described as the kind of
our country cannot tolerate this anymore. joining us with more from newtown is peter doocy. >> good morning. at this time just three days ago, six educators and 20 first graders were getting ready for school like always. by last night, the president of the united states was here at a very painful memorial service reading their names one at a time. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. our world, too, has been torn apart. >> before his national address, president obama met privately with families of the innocent children and adults who lost their lives on friday. principal dawn hochsprung's daughter tweet add photo with a caption that said, my mom would be so proud to see president obama holding her granddaughter but not as proud as i am of her. the heart broken family of emily parker posted photos. others showing smiles. after the private meeting, president obama took the stage to promise action. >> in the coming weeks, i'll use
that they can't keep up. they don't have the capacity to process all of them. the united way announced wednesday a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to a wonderful $3.5 million. >>> toyota has agreed to a $1 billion legal settlement, one of the largest in history, after deadly crashes involving toyotas with unintended excel ration. 16 million drivers filed a class action lawsuit. this morning, the settlement is a step closer to being a done deal. toyota agreed to fix 3 million cars and cover the cost of depreciation. a judge must sign off on that settlement now. >>> i've been practicing this, getting ready for this one moment all week. this is like when they announce your name and you have to say that one important thing. here it is. our favorite story of the day comes to us from far eastern russia. >> there it is. you have to see this. these bear cubs are being cared for by forestry officials. they are both 3 months old. it's believed their mother was killed by hunters. they are just too young to care for themselves. but boy, can they climb. >> and of course, the
. >> numbers staggering. at least 37 people shot dead. many young dmirn a newtown, connecticut element trailer school. police got the first 911 call at 9:40 in the morning and dispatched emergency units to the school. locking down everything in the area. many students were trapped in the classroomment. >> i sid sed i need to know i love you all very much. and that it's going to be okay. i thought that was the last thing they're going to hear. i thought we were going to die. >> this 9-year-old heard gunshots during her art class. >> police came. and we heard it over loud speaker autos this 4th grader was in gym class. >> police came in. it's like... is he in here? then ran out. our teachers, someone yelled get to a safe place. >> his father relieved his son is okay. >> it's terrifying. it i'm still in shock. >> shock that is so many are now dead. many children were led out of the school with hands up, the shooter is deceased inside of the building. >> the gunman mother was among the dead. the shoot sgt worst shooting in u.s. elementary school in recent memory. president obama addressed the nati
years old, all first graders. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, reporting here from newtown, connecticut. let's bring in our national correspondent, susan candiotti. she is joining us with more information, the very latest on the investigation, what are you learning, susan? >> reporter: hi, wolf, we're not going to dwell on the shooter's name, but he is twenty-year-old adam lanza, and we're learning today more on how vicious the attacks were. this information coming to us from the chief medical examiner. >> all the wounds that i know of at this point were caused by the weapon. i only did seven of the autopsies. the victims i had ranged from three to eleven, and i only saw two of them with close range shooting. this is a sample, i really don't have more information. the bullets are designed in such a fashion that the energy -- this is very clinical, i shouldn't be saying this. but the energy deposited in the tissue, so the bullet stays in. >> reporter: now the long weapon that the chief medical examiner referred to is one of the
's the task force president obama commissioned in the wake of the newtown tragedy. vice president joe biden will hold his first official meeting today. the group will develop proposals aimed at reducing gun violence in the united states and must put together a set of recommendations by january. cabinet members joining biden on the panel include attorney general eric holder and education secretary arne duncan, homeland security janet napolitano and health and human services katherine seen liss. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence says it will continue pressing the issue. the group is out with a new public service announcement saying we're better than this. >> we're better than a nation with mass shooting. >> we're better than 32 more gun murders every day. >> we are better than the nation that allows convicted felons or people who are dangerously mentally ill to go to gun shows. >> to go on the internet and buy as many guns as they want without any background check. >> the psa is part of an overall campaign that will feat
. >> and this last hour on the senate floor. >> i ask that the united states senate observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. >> today, newtown starts the first of 26 funerals. two students will be laid to rest this afternoon. first is jack pinto. a new york giants fan. smart kid. number 8, victor cruz, on sunday the giants star cruz wore jack's name on the cleats. also being laid to rest today, 6-year-old noah pozner calling his twin sister his best friend. she was in another classroom and she
citizens in the united states and around the world that have offered assistance to remember the victims. lou: a deeply disturbed lou: the nation tonight mourns the senseless massacre in newtown, connecticut. this candle lightville jill in washington, d.c., one of many taking place around the country. he reportedly shot his mother at her moment, before he thenwent to the school at which she taught and opened fire. twentity-six murdered before he turned the gun on himself, twentyf the victims children. fox news confirms the three weapons used were legally purchased and legally registered to lanza's mother. joining us now, psychotherapist robby, ludwig, and we talkedded about these killings far too much. in this instance, young, i mean, talking 5-year-old children, makes it all the more tragic p p >> right, and, i mean, sometimes what we see is these spree killers target children because they are an easy mark, and they know it's such a heinous crime. they target people during the workweek. they target them during work hours because they know that they can get the most amount of people duri
is abc's amy robach. >> reporter: all over newtown, we saw them today. people from across america, the world, pouring in to show support. >> people from japan, cairo, egypt, france, poland. but everybody, even all over the united states here. >> reporter: from portland, oregon, 26 wreaths for each innocent life lost. and from sanford, north carolina, 26 christmas trees >> through this tragedy, i wanted them to feel love from all over. >> reporter: firefighter anthony carpenter helped line the trees along the entrance to sandy hook elementary. >> i would say within an hour, they were all decorated. >> reporter: from long island, new york, 26 ornaments. >> they are not alone. >> yeah. >> yeah, not alone. >> reporter: children from ft. stuart, georgia, sending toys to children in newtown in time for christmas. from all over the world, nearly 2 million people signing this card online, offing their condolences and love. free hot coffee for the whole town from los angeles. >> their lives will never be the same. i figure a cup of coffee goes a long way. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manage
of newtown, connecticut are preparing for a visit from the president of the united states. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> reporter: president obama will speak at an inner faith vigil sunday to families and first responders. as the community comes together we are learning more about what happened in the immediate aftermath of friday's tragedy. >> ultimately i had to break it to all the folks assembled at the fire house their children or loved one in the case of the adults were not coming home. and that is an exercise that i will live with for the rest of my life. it's not something you are prepared for. and you know you go on. >> reporter: we're also hearing stories of courage. sarah was told as her friend victoria soto died trying to protect her students. >> i'm also a teacher and i can't even imagine going through what she went through. >> reporter: the names and ages of six adults and 20 children ages six and seven were released on saturday. one of those children is six- year-old emily parker. >> my daughter emily would be one of th
right now, but we're set up at that triage unit waiting to see what unfolds here, but still a very active scene here in newtown. >> liz, we are looking at live pictures right now, i don't think you realize that, but we have pictures from the scene, i think it might be your partner on this assignment. we can see the mass of cars and people, overhead, it looks like there's some sort of helicopter overhead, i'm not sure if there's a news helicopter or a police helicopter. is there a sense that those ambulances are coming and going from the scene? or are they staying? that's obviously key to the situation? >> reporter: yeah, i honestly can't see the school from where we are right now, we just parked our cars and ran as close as we could to this triage unit. but the ambulances are also parked right here behind the fire department, it looks like right now they're all just standing by. but those pictures that you saw earlier did show that chopper overhead. it seems like there's the possibility that they're still looking for one of the shooters. that has not been confirmed by police yet. b
trust can summon even one tiny iota of the courage those teachers, that principal, in newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer -- >> well, the president's statement gets largely overshadowed by questions about the fiscal cliff, a final question hits home. >> this is not the first issue, the first incident with horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> well, here's where i've been, jake, i've been president of the united states dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. i don't think i've been on vacation. and, so, i think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >>> in newtown today, funerals for five of the victims, including principal dawn hochsprung and teacher victoria soto. classes will resume for sandy hook students january 2nd in nearby monroe. >> we're not sure what will happen to sandy hook. at this p
of newtown, contract at sandy hook elementary school. we do realize right now is they're holding the ems units, asking that no more come to the school. but at the danbury high school close by, we do not know whether these are students or whether these are administrators, whether these are teachers. but they are holding and asking that no more emsb brought there. we also understand they had other units requested by other towns but now they're being held back. we have three patients at danbury hospital. we got the first call for help about an hour and 20 minutes ago. and they are now saying to withhold anymore ems units. is this mean that they are close to understanding the breadth and depth of this emergency? >> i think you're right, richard, i think this may well be a situation that just transpired in a very manner of minutes. there are unconfirmed reports of injuries, as you suggest now, we have got confirmation in the hospital. we're told the shooting may have taken place in the main office and that at least one shooter may be down. again, everything appears to be in inundetermined at
, briefing reporters on what is going on. he, like the president of the united states on friday, choked back tears. this is a very sad day, of raw emotion here in newtown, connecticut, as families begin burying the children killed in the massacre at the sandy hook elementary school right down the road from where we are right now. we're watching all of this unfold, and the pain is clearly, clearly evident. while every day here in new town is sad, today, it's especially, it's especially sad. this afternoon, the first funerals were held for victims of the elementary school massacre. connecticut's governor, you just saw him here, he attended one of the services today, and he summed it up this way, and i'm quoting him, you see little coffins and your heart starts to ache. as this town and the nation tries to come to grips with this huge, huge tragedy, the investigation is focusing in on the question why. some of the answers may come from a computer found in the home where the gunman, adam lanza, lived with his mother. cnn's national correspondent deborah feyerick is keeping track of the latest de
news. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett tonight. in newtown, connecticut, it is the scene of one of the worst school shootings in the history of the united states and we can report for you that police have now identified a school shooter as adam lanza. a shooter who killed 26 people today at the sandy hook elementary school here in this small connecticut town. 20 children were killed. 18 of them were pronounced dead right at the scene of the school. two of them were rushed to the hospital, hoping that they could save them. those children died at the hospital. six adults at the school were also shot dead. and they died at the scene as well. nancy lanza, a teacher at the school and a mother of the suspected shooter, was also killed. but she was found dead in her son's home in newtown. adam lanza, the 24-year-old brother ryan lanza, was taken into police custody. ryan lanza taken into police custody for questioning in hoboken, new jersey, earlier today. officials had not labeled him a suspect. but he was taken away in handcuffs. his brother adam died at the scene. but police
that someone could do this. the people in newtown are feeling the same way: grief. shock. last night's vigil with all the states and towns coming together and having the president of the united states there to speak from his heart and i saw a man speak as a father as much as a president, and that was a very important part of the healing process. this week will probably be as tough as any, dealing with putting to rest those 20 young children but it is part of the grieving process. >> how many more funerals do you plan on attending? >> well, i am going to try to give to at many as i can and pay my respects and lend my prayers to the family who suffered so much. i have gotten so many calls from people all over the place offering to help which is so, we are so thankful for that and i asked them to continue to bring in whatever they want to, for the families, for the people in town, for the rest of the children and teachers and administrators who were in the school that day. they have a long road ahead of them, as well. >> i want you to know how many people i have met today that have driven here
. but whatever you think of it as policy it is not for gun owners. >> joy, i was in newtown, connecticut, and today flew across the country. here i was in los angeles, as far away as i could be from connecticut in the continental united states. and i'm greeted today by the los angeles times lead headline saying the police chief of los angeles saying this is a new reality. those are his words, and that is why he is going to re-deploy los angeles police to cover every elementary school and middle school in the los angeles school district every day. there will be a uniformed police presence at every school at some point in every day of the school year. this is an extraordinary nationwide reaction to what happened in connecticut. and i have to say, i am convinced that this is not like any reaction we've seen before to one of these mass murders. >> yeah, absolutely, and what a shame, right, to have to live in a country where you have to have armed police officers protecting your children. i mean the one place that your children are supposed to be safe outside of your home is school. they're i
, but at the same time, i'm hearing from people here in newtown, particularly people in law enforcement, you know, i come to this issue and this place with a career in law enforcement 30 years as a federal prosecutor, united states attorney, as well as state attorney general for 20 years and my colleagues in law enforcement say to me you have to do something about assault weapons, high capacity magazines, both very instrumental in this crime and so there is a sense of helplessness but also a sense of mission that citizens on the streets, in the churches, are saying to me, we need to do something. it is a call to action. >> and do you feel that same call to action? because we've had a lot of these. i mean there was a young girl that died in tucson in the gabby giffords shooting, a lot of people that died, but a 9-year-old i think that died in that. we had a baby killed in the aurora theater. and this is sort of horrific beyond imagination because there's so many young people. we've heard this before. and there is -- you know, there are people saying wait a minute, can we not do anything just as a kne
loved ones they are not alone. promising to use all of his powers as president of the united states to try to stop these kinds of tragedies and today newtown will begin to bury its dead. they will start with two 6-year-old boys. and jack pinto, a big new york giants football fan. and noah posner, littlest of all of the victims. >> we are beginning learn more about the victims, like anna marqu marquez greene, who loved to write love letters to her parents. how the shooter made his way into the school and why he may have been targeting sandy hook to begin with and an exclusive, heart wrenching moving interview with the family of principal dawn hochsprung. what her daughters would like you to know about their mother the final moments she was alive. >> lots of tears and lots of pain in newtown today. sandra endo, outside a church in a community that is absolutely grief stricken. today the process of saying good-bye begins. >> today, the first of many funerals to come in the days ahead. last night, president obama came here to speak to residents to offer comfort, but also he vowed to do
in newtown connecticut. we have information about the shooter and his history. >> let's look at the cover of the tabloids in the city. america weeps. the president of the united states spread a couple of tears in the briefing room yesterday. slaughter of the innocence and a picture you saw a lot of yesterday from the patch -- rather the b in new town where the police officer leads the children single file out of sandy hooks school. >> so many horrific things but the worst there are 20 kids dead between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. there were clues he was capable of doing this. >> there will be an update at 8:00 this morning with authorities. >> peter doocy is live with the details. >> tell us what you have learned overnight. >> allison, we learned that the medical examiner's office has been working all night long inside sandy hook elementary school. they are trying to have the 20 children and 6 adults who were murdered inside yesterday during school identified by today. the killer who carried out the sick triem adam lanza murdered his mother before he came here. most of the deceased we
with one of the hardest jobs in newtown. and later, xhunlts coming together tonight to say good-bye. from the best players in history to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. >>> it's been another day of heartbreaking good-byes today. family and friends attended the funerals of victoria soto. services were also held for three more children. daniel barden and two more 6-year-olds. the overwhelming task of burying the victims has fallen largely on the shoulders of dan honen. in the coming days, he will be burying 11 of the 26 victims who were shot and killed. poppy harlow sat down with him today and is in newtown tonight. >> the first call came in at
, finally, president obama coming to newtown tonight. what does the community here want to hear from him? >> well, i think an expression by the president of the united states that he understands the difficulty that this community is going through is, i think, greatly appreciated by the community. i think what motivates the president is his desire to touch the family members who want to have that conversation, who want to be assured that the president of the united states understands that the pain that they're suffering from, and i suppose that there will be questions in that session with those parents or those siblings, but a level of reassurance that they'll get from the very highest office in our nation. >> governor dan malloy, thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> let me turn now to senator richard blumenthal and also -- senator-elect and congressman chris murphy here with us. senator blumenthal, you spent last of the 48 hours here. >> i spent a good part of the last two days in this community and i must, first of all, give me thanks to the governor for his strength and determination
no emotion whatsoever. i -- i don't know how to feel. >> reporter: at schools across the united states, those feelings of sorrow turned into anxie anxiety. 20 miles from newtown, a suspicious person at a train station triggered a lockdown of all schools. for some teachers including chris mcallister in arlington, texas, the lockdowns were self-imposed. >> that door closes, i know it's locked. i don't even have to second guess. i put a little piece of paper on my window that normally i would keep it to the side. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school remains closed. crews are renovating an old school nearby. it will be ready whenever the students are. >> as a mom, i know i could never send my kids back to that school. >> reporter: julie pokrinchak's daughter olivia was one of the 6-year-old victims. she was looking forward to watching olivia, who loved musical theater, play an angel in a church play saturday. instead, olivia's funeral will be held at the same church, and then she'll be buried on friday. >> i'm hoping that other towns are going to open up their schools and let the kids go the
a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>heather: many parents are trying to shield their children from images from newtown, connecticut. >>gregg: that can be tough in this media age. what can parents do to make sure it does not take an emotional toll on our children? we have a spokesperson for the american academy of pediatrics. thanks for being with us, doctor. i have teenaged kids so this is not practical, but for younger children, turn off the tv? >>guest: my children are eight and ten, our television is not on at all. i don't want them to see the images. i talked to them. i think it is important if you have children that are going to be exposed, children that will go to school and hear children talking about, it is important they hear it from you first so they get the facts and details and the expert they need. >>heather: you have teens so it is difficult to shield them. >>heather: they are returning to school. what do you say to those children? >>guest: you want to be very caref
for that report. >>> here in newtown, connect connect, we are all grieving for the flames of these victims. from the best players in history to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. i get congested. but now, with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®, plus a powerful decongestant. zyrtec-d® lets me breath freer, so i can love the air. [ male announcer ] zyrtec-d®. behind the pharmacy counter. no prescription needed. >>> tragedy here in newtown, connecticut, brought people together, together in their grief to mourn. families who were affected and even the media, we all feel this >> just trying to comfort each other during these difficult times through words, memorials. we are all feeling the heartfelt emotion flowing through this town and indeed, around the country. as we end this hour, we want to pay tribute to those who lost their lives way too soon. >> just a tragic, tragic situation for the teachers, the principals, and those answer gems. that's all i keep thinking about is those angels
, good afternoon, everyone. the entire congress is united and condemning the violence in newtown, and on the need to enforce our laws. as we continue to learn the facts, congress will examine whether there is an appropriate and constitutional response that would better protect our citizens. with regard to the year end tax issue, i would remind everyone that in the summer of 2010 senator schumer said, quote, first i don't know a single one of my colleagues who wouldn't prefer to do tax breaks for people up to $1 million. it's my understanding that that is essentially the proposal that the house of representatives is likely to send over to us later in the week. >> well, i think the other thing that's getting lost in the whole debate about the fiscal cliff is where are the savings, where are the spending cuts. the president has talked about a balanced plan, but as they've tried to negotiate with speaker boehner and the house leadership, it continues to focus on one issue and that is how much are we going to raise taxes on small businesses which is, as we said before, a terrible idea
iota of the courage those teachers, that principal in newtown had on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. thank you. and now i'm going to let vice president go and i'm going to take a few questions. and i will start with ben philip. >> thank you, mr. president. i'd like to ask you about the other serious issue considering this town right now, the fiscal cliff. how did you betray some of the voters who supported you in the election by changing your positions on who should get a tax increase and then by including social security benefits now under this mix. and more broadly, there seems to be a deepening sense that negotiations aren't going very well right now. can you give us a candid update, are we likely to go over the cliff? >> well, first of all, there's no reason why we should. remember what i said during the campaign, i thought it was important for us to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. i sai
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i don't know how to how to feel. >> reporter: at schools across cr the united states those feelings of sorrow turned into anxiety, in ridgefield connecticut, 20 miles from newtown a suspicious person seen anxiety. at a train station triggered a ockdown o lockdown of all schools. for some teachers including arlington, chris mcallister in arlington, self-imp texas, the lockdowns were self-imposed. >> that door closes it's locked. i don't have to second guess. i put a piece of paper on my to window normally i keep it to theook side. remains >> reporter: sandy hook e r elementary school remains school closed.near crews are renovating an old school nearby. mo it will be ready whenever the ld students are. >> as a mom i could never send my kids back to that school. of >> reporter: julie pokrishak was to watch olivia in a play b saturday instead she'll be >> i'm buried on friday. >> i'm hoping other town also open up their schools and let the kids go there for a little down an while. i would love to see that school burned down and start new. want >> reporter: yo
. but apparently he hardly used it we will go live to newtown and look at the support pouring in from around the world. but first a final tribute to an american hero. the remains of the united states senator daniel inouye. carried his flag draped coffin into the capitol rotunda this morning. 31 others have had that honor. among them presidents abraham lincoln and ronald reagan. the democratic lawmaker died on monday at the age of 88. a highly decorated war veteran and the second longest serving u.s. senator. during world war ii, enemy fire left his arm hanging by shreds. as the story goes, he pried a grenade from the hand of his nearly severed arm and used it to fight back to protect his platoon. he lost that arm but later won the medal of honor. the nationest highest award for military valor. >> daniel inouye, in every sense of the word was a hero. >> shepard: former senate majority leader bob dole paid his respects today. the two met in a hospital in italy in the 1940s and senator inouye often credited his republican friend with getting him into politics. former senator elizabeth dole kiss
announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with speci perks on united. get it and you're in. >> live from america's news headquarters, i'm marianne rafferty. a moment of silence will be observed friday morning, one week after the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut. the president will honor them privately, without any news coverage. adam lanza killed 20 children and six adults before turning the gun on himself. instagram, backtracking on the new terms of service agreement. the company, owned by facebook, writing a blog post saying it will ask permission to use photos from users in possible ads. users became concerned after new terms implied their personal photos could appear in advertisements without their knowledge. now back to roared record. ure are watching the most powerful name in news, fox newschannel. foxnews.com. >> this is a fox news weather alert. thousands are stranded as a deadly midwestern storm leaves thens without power. we go live to chicago for more. >> reporter: dana, what a difference a few hours makes, five to be specific. when the s
in newtown, connecticut. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett. this just in. listen. >> 6-7 muc. sandy hook school. caller thinks someone is shooting in the building. front glass is broken, unsure why. all units, the individual that i have on the phone is continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. units responding sandy hook school at this time, the shooting appears to have stopped. the school is in lockdown. >> that broken glass is the result of the gunman reportedly shooting his way into the school. the unthinkable tragedy has left this very small new england town shattered tonight. 28 people dead. that's including the shooter himself. most of those killed were students at the school. very, very young students. there were 20 children killed. between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. there were also 6 adults shot dead after a heavily armed gunman dressed in black fatigues and a military vest opened fire in the school. >> we just told a little boy about his sister now and just to see him, he said who am i going to play with? i have nobody to play with now. excuse me. >> the gunma
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with the president's visit as a result of this? >> the president of the united states is attending memorial service tonight, and he is coming to -- to the town of newtown. >> what is the security and access going to be like for that, for the public and also for the media? >> yeah. again, we don't discuss the security for the president of the united states. suffice it to say that significant security will be in place as is always the case when the president makes the visit anymore. >> lieutenant, has a time frame for miss lanza's death been established? >> no, sir, no, sir. >> no time at all? >> no time frame has been determined. >> who is invited to the memorial? >> are you making progress in determining the motor sniff. >> certainly we're pleased with the work that's been done so far. i'm hoping that that helps answer that question. we're pleased with the progress that we're making. this is a very long, tedious process which i've stated. it's going to take many, many man hours, okay, to attempt to draw this picture together, to put this puzzle together. the minute we have it, our objective here is
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and the sympathy and the thoughts of the united states house of representatives. it will help me to bring back this resolution to the people of newtown and the people of connecticut and very shortly we'll join you and join the in figuring out a way to make sure that within our power this doesn't happen again. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. without objection, the previous question is ordered. without objection, the resolution is agreed to. and the the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the chair will entertain requests for one-minutes. for what purpose does the gentlelady from hawaii rise? >> permission to address the house for one minute. without objection. ms. matsui: our country joins the people of newtown for their greff and loss and we mourn the sudden passing of our patriot senator inouye of hawaii. senator inouye loved his constituents. our thoughts and prayers with irene, ken, jessica and little maggie. our sympathies to his hard-working sfaff. the senator loved hawaii and his work on behalf of hawaii is leg
of these two united states district judges. before i address that issue, i express my condolences to the victims and family in newtown, connecticut. as a nation, we join together to express our grief and to offer support and comfort to this community. our thoughts and prayers are with families who have suffered from this senseless act. from time to time, i've given my colleagues an update regarding the facts of judicial confirmations. and despite our steady progress on confirmations, we continue to hear complaints from bar associations, interest groups, editorial boards, and even some fellow senators. of course, these are the same groups that remain silent or at the time cheered on the efforts to block judicial nominees of the previous president. multiple filibusters, failures to hold hearings, pocket filibusters of one sort or another, and other tactics of delay and obstruction were routinely used against prech's nominees. by the end of his presidency, president bush had 53 nominees that were not confirmed. that is, nearly 1 out of 7 that were blocked. somehow history seems to ha
asking why after those deaths in newtown. the search for answers. there's one fact that we can't ignore. these kinds of mass shootings happen in the united states more than anything else in the industrialized world. we'll go next to japan. that is where gun violence is almost nonexistent, but first -- ♪ three cheers for the green and white ♪ ♪ the sandy hook school >> these are students from new york ps 22 chorus singing their song to honor the victims there in newtown. their goal, of course, to bring hope and inspiration to families who have been impacted by the shooting. these are fifth graders from staten island. ♪ we'll go ♪ we'll do our best our very best to learn and grow ♪ it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, cisco. they see more than themselves. so w
? this christmas eve the stars unite for gun control in this new public service announcement. >> columbine. >> virginia tech. >> tucson. >> aurora. >> fort hood. >> oak creek. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> how many more? >> how many more? >> this plea to get guns off our streets includes jamie fox who stars in a new movie djangle. fox said he thought of his own children after the shooting. >> it tears you up. it's really getting dangerous. we have to do something. and i think now i feel that everyone is really pulling together and we have o to make some serious change. >> that's something that may include a discussion of violence in movies. we cannot turn our back and say violence in films or anything we do doesn't have a sort of influence, it does. but fox's co-star does not see it that way. >> i don't think one has anything to do with the other. it's a western. it's a period piece about slavery. america has a violent past. one thing doesn't have anything to do with it. it's not life-imitating art. >> it's art imitating life, although we tend not to glorify murder or
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